I don't have a photo of our dirty carpeted stairs, but you can imagine how dirty was our light colored carpet. This photo was taken by Jennifer Grey for her May 2012 Cottage of the Month.
This is an updated photo of our stairway (minus the final moulding.)
Carpeted stairs...GONE! Yep, we painted the sub floor! (Some sanding residue...sorry.) My husband thought I was NUTS, but the cost of a paint can (and some time) cost much less than hiring a hardwood floor contractor (for now!)
You can see the space next to the stairway has changed since Jennifer was here taking photos. This space is more practical now. I bought the vintage military field desk at the Long Beach Flea Market a few months ago. It houses my website invoices and packaging supplies.
The large upright magazine rack gets moved daily. I purchased it at the Topanga Flea Market last month and didn't realize how much space it needs! For now, it houses vintage dictionary pages you can find here and here. Even though I LOVE IT, it may end up being sold due to lack of space.
Just a few more touches to drive my husband crazy. I like decorating BEFORE he finishes a project!
Posted my new pillow designs today on FaceBook.
My sister treated me to a weekend in Las Vegas where we saw the "LOVE" show. I was amazed and inspired.
Coupled with my vintage Swedish military mail bags, I'm hoping they're well received.